Thursday, February 10, 2011

Realism in 3d...

Great link from Matt Garward on a article with Shannon Tindle

I think the animators have gotten the short end of the stick. I read an interview where Gore Verbinski was talking about his new film, "Rango," and how he got all these actors in there and really relied on their performances. Well, animators are actors, plain and simple. They are a lot of scenes. I had friends who worked on "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," and Andy Serkis got a lot of credit, but that first shot where you see them climbing down the mountain, that's all animation. There's a magic that comes from a team of animators, while motion capture can, sometimes, look more like a tracing, or like you've drawn a photograph. You see the technological marvel of it, but it doesn't really grab you in any way because it seems to only be a technical exercise.


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